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Congratulations to Agility
Team GB for their fantastic performance at the FCI Agility World
Championships from The Kennel Club.
Club is offering agility competitors the opportunity to get their
dog measured for free.
Short notice but... there will be a fundraising show on
behalf of Yvonne Goode
on 23rd October. All profits will go towards her cancer
treatment in Germany.
Good luck to Team GB at the FCI Agility World
Championship in Zaragoza (Spain).
the Jump 'n Touch Winter Tournament shows are now closed.
Lincoln Agility Enthusiasts have been granted KC Limited Status.
The Dog Central and
Waverunners October shows have been cancelled due to venue problems.
The Kennel Club has
temporarily suspended the use of the collapsible tunnel in agility,
following concerns expressed by the Agility Liaison Council.
The Kennel Club has
donated the money from the annual raffle at the Kennel Club
International Agility Festival to Agility Against Cancer.
Team Agria is gearing up for a 500 mile, three-day intense cycle
relay with the Extra Mile Challenge to raise money for two very
worthwhile dog charities.
Ruth Smith-Howells and her 11 year old daughter are doing a Brave
Shave for Macmillans at the Bitz 'n Bobz show on 19th November. Their
hair is being donated to the Little Princess Trust that makes wigs for
children with cancer. If people could donate only £1 each....
Looking for some new or
experienced handlers to
Cancer is very simple concept.
The aim is to build a long lasting fundraising group that can offer help
and support to agility people suffering from cancer. Thus far the
fundraising efforts from the agility community have been amazing. Let us
know if you or your group does something special for help our friends.
Together we are stronger.
fill your classes?
the details and we will post them for you. These clubs have vacancies.
Spring into Action DAC (Hants)
White Way (Herts)
Sturminster Newton (Dorset)
Diamond Dogz (Bucks / Oxon)
Kennel Club News
Find out what was discussed and what was decided at the latest KC
Agility Liaison Council meeting. There's a lot going on.
Effective as of 19 August 2016... UK Agility and UK Agility International
are suspending the use of the collapsible tunnel at all UKA shows.
competitive edge with FitDog Nutritional Drinks which provide hydration and
energy boost at shows and training. Developed by dog sport enthusiasts in
collaboration with veterinary and food technology experts in Finland, it is
available exclusively in the UK from
Training & Education
Established agility club based in
East London has an opportunity for another agility club to take over
the venue and offer training on Monday nights to an existing group
of agility handlers.
Lintbell's, sponsors of the Agilitynet Winning Out Certificates, has
received a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
Here are some
of the latest arrivals but there are
many more looking for active homes.
You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using
This is a free to rescue organisations and private individuals!
Events added in the last two weeks.
'The Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find
training courses for me to attend. I have done training courses all over
the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.'
It's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for
space reasons so we've opted for those that we've received in the last
two weeks. The shows in red are closing this week so hurry if you
want to enter. Schedules can be downloaded direct from the
Show Diary page.
A Grade Change Form is available via a
link on the front page of iSS
Attention: Show Organisers Click here to input your essential show
details onto the iSS Show Diary.
LOW 550 Scotland got underway at Gleniffer
on Saturday, 4th
September with a fast, flowing course designed by Judge Aileen Darling.
Read her report on the first heat of this competition.
Rest of the World Challenge
Held as part of
Pembrokeshire by The Pond, this is a two part competition open is open
to any handler who does not live in Wales. Who would be the winner?
Loyalty in agility is a funny old thing. What are your thoughts?
Meet Belle, the 14 year old Essex school girl who is the new
Pic of the Week
Congratulations to Yvonne Goode - Large Para Agility
Champion 2016. A true inspiration and a real achievement, qualifying not one
dog but two!
There's an extra 'fun run' qualifier for every Grade level now, not just
the Advanced dogs. You can find a qualifier to suit you by using the
Qualifiers button on the Show Diary page. Don't be shy. Go for it!
Each year the Burns Pet
Nutrition Welsh Handler of the Year competition is held at the
Pembrokeshire County Show. It is open to any Welsh Agility handler
who wants to stake their claim to being Wales's top handler.
Barrie James was a man on a mission but who came away
with the title?
Handler of the Year
Animal Health Co Classic
eports from three more heats of the Animal Health
Company Classic from Dog Vegas - Matlock, Wye Valley and Chipping
all Animal Health Company Classic finalists ... there is still time
to enter the main show, held in conjunction with The Malvern Autumn
Food & Country Fair.
Not long until the line up for the Final at Malvern is complete.
more qualifiers from
Heats 7 at
the Pet Show Stoneleigh and Heats 8 & 9 in Wales.
Jumping Grand Prix
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the
winners of the first Skinners Grand Prix at Chatsworth did just that and
more in front of a huge audience.
Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix
Congratulations to Wendy Dugmore and Marble Archie whp
won the second Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix, judged by Selena Bray, at
The Pet Show - Stoneleigh. Ladies, you done good!
Starting in July
2016, there will be a new national jumping competition called LOW 550
for handlers wishing to compete in a prestigious qualifier at the same
height as the Lower Height Option at Kennel Club Agility tests,
sponsored by the SMART
After less than ideal weather
during the build up to DogFest at Windsor Great Park, the finals for the
4th Height Jumping cup were exciting to watch and testing for the the
handler/dog teams. Congratulations to the winners.
Height Jumping Cup
Congratulations to everyone who has
qualified so far for the Brillo International Bounce Finals which will
be held at Blenheim ATC Agility Show Weekend on 10th September 2016,
judged by Championship Agility Judge Mike Hallam.
There is still time to enter the Senior Agility League if you are 55
years or over. It's just a bit of fun and anything goes point-wise as
long as you get a rosette for it!
The Poodle Training Club Agility League,
sponsored by Wild Wash, is a fun agility league for purebred Poodles of
The England Shetland Sheepdog is Lian Knight's agility breed of
choice. The smart and speedy. And she ought to know as she's had a
dozen of them - all with names starting with the letter 'S.'
Jean Tuck's Shetland Sheepdog Glen (Ag.Ch. Japaro Cool Jazz at
Craygill) has made history by becoming the first dog of any breed to
be awarded the new Platinum Agility Warrant. Sadly there is no happy
ending to this story. Jean had to say goodbye to litle Glen on
Thursday, 8th September as the cancer finally got him.
Congratulations to Sarah Crouch's Chase (Canen Cosmic Sindy) who has
become the first dog of any breed to be awarded the Diamond Agility
With all the various 'bucket lists' going around, Roger Brown thought
he'd do a fun one for Agility. How many things have you done? And is
there anything else you would like to add?
Now that the good
weather has arrived, we'd like to share some good
advice from those nice people at Little Revel End
on how to keep your dogs as happy in the sun as
Agility at Chatsworth
Chatsworth Country Fair has
played host to Agility for more than 21 years and introduced the
Land Rover Jump & Drive, a unique competition never seen in Agility
Change for the Better
If you could change just one
thing about agility, what would it be? Or is it perfect the way it is?
Peter Lewis, one of the founding
fathers of agility, relates what really happened behind the scenes at
the first ever agility demonstration. Essential reading for anyone who
How can we help you find that elusive item you've been
desperately seeking? Try a free 'want' ad. If you don't
ask, you might not get.
Agria Pet Insurance is offering an exciting new job opportunity for a
Breeder Marketing Executive, based in Aylesbury, Bucks.
Agility Against Cancer would like to speak to anyone who like to be a
Charity Trustee for the group.
The Young Kennel Club (YKC) Agility Team GB is looking for three
experienced people to join the 2016/17 coaching team. Deadline for
applications is 30th September.
Jenny Lambert with Wizz and Monica Kerr with Kayla
who achieved Ag.Ch. status this past weekend.
Congratulations to Hannah
Houldsworth with Bell,
KC Agility Council Reps
it time that you contacted your area rep and let them know what you
think about the issues facing agility today? They want to hear your
Newly qualified KC and UKA judges, please put your name forward for
the Judge's A-List. Show secretaries will be booking shows for next year
and it is a great way to get on the radar.
Last 10 judges to join or update
Gary Murphy -
Lyn Dickson - Updated
Alison Grimes - Updated
Garry Smith -
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Looking for some ideas for practicing in the garden or training at Club.
D’Ulivo-Rogers reviews Helen Anderson's new book which is chocked full of more
than 250 suggestions for agility exercises and full size ring course plans .
Adventures of Two Poodles & a Mouse
Gill Pipe reviews the delightful Adventures of
Two Poodles and a Mouse. It's is a perfect gift for kids of all
ages, not just poodle lovers. Based on two agility dogs and their
little friend, it was written by an agility widower Wilfred (aka
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Top competitor Lucy Osborne reviews this
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Tait kindly reviewed the iFetch automatic ball launcher for
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